Abuse comes in many different forms – financial, sexual, verbal or physical. Basically it is where someone does bad things to a vulnerable adult that makes them frightened or unhappy. Sometimes these acts can be crimes. A person who harms a vulnerable adult can be anyone from a professional person or paid carer to a family member, neighbour or other member of the public.We are committed to making information more accessible for people with a hearing impairment and those who use British Sign Language (BSL). A BSL Film has been produced to explain safeguarding adults.